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Steps to Enrollment

Now that you've applied to the college here are the rest of your steps to enrollment: 


1. Apply to SBCC
You've already finished this step.

Student Portal - Pipeline
Log on to the student portal at
The portal will allow you to complete college transactions including checking registration status, finding your SBCC I.D., add and drop classes, etc.

Apply for Financial Aid (Optional)
Yes, it's optional
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2. Participate in Orientation

SBCC college orientation required for the following students: 

Never attended college before, or only attended while in high school and have a goal/plan of: 

  • Associate Degree or Certificate of Achievement
  • Transfer to 4-year School
  • Basic English/Math/Reading Skills
  • Undecided Goal

New Transfer Students, enrolling at SBCC who previously attended another institution


3. Take Assessment/Prerequisites

Complete Assessment Testing or meet the Alternatives to Testing requirements. Many classes have prerequisites - check the Schedule of Classes prior to your registration appointment. 

4. Utilize Advising Services

Required for most new students and recommended
for all others.

5. Register for Classes and Pay

Register for classes online during priority or
open registration. Pay fees on or before the deadline.


Final Steps
SBCC Photo I.D. - Available in Admissions & Records after you register and pay fees
Housing -
Transportation -
Parking Permits -
Books -
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